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Subject: Re: Actual origin/meaning of "Alana"? Traditional spelling?
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: June 20, 2006 at 2:03:02 PM
Reply to: Actual origin/meaning of "Alana"? Traditional spelling? by DixieKitten
Alana is normally just a feminine form of Alan. But it is also a Hawaiian name meaning "awakening" according to Hawaiian Names, English Names by Eileen Root. Sometimes in Ireland it is said to be from Gaelic a leanbh, "oh, child". Hanks & Hodges' A Dictionary of First Names lists that as a possible origin, but only for the alternative spelling Alannah.

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